Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
It was nice at first:
Then it just got ugly. The picture isn't great....partly because I was holding Trent back with one hand and partly because I was inside....where I should be, right? I love a good rain storm...or a thunderstorm...but throw in hail and wind and I become a big baby. :)
But this is paradise. It's a beautiful day. Trent came and snuggled in bed with me this morning...something that rarely happens. He has slept in underwear every night for 2 weeks now and has stayed dry...that makes life heavenly! Everyone is healthy and relatively happy. I did clean my office, so I can work without feeling dust bunnies chewing on my toes. I'm feeling ever so slightly motivated, so if I go now I may knock a few things off my list before sundown. Au revoir!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Second...there's a stinch in my house and I can't figure out what it is.
Third...I'm still feeling funky. My body can't decide if it wants to feel like it has the flu or a tummy bug...or both. But this icky smell isn't cooperating with the nausea.
I've been smelling this funk for weeks...just can't locate it. So today was just the last straw. I pulled myself from the couch....deciding I was either going to find and conquer the smell or I was going to find a huge can of air freshener and arm myself with it. So I get in bloodhound mode....sniffing every inch and corner of the house.
When I think I'm close...I start cleaning. I *thought* it was in the hall closet. I had some blankets and extra pillows in there, so I pulled them out and sent them to the laundry pile. I figured if I was in the closet I should go ahead and clean/purge it. So the closet is clean...but the smell is still there.
Next I head to Trent's room...usually the source of most odors. And BAM!...I hit the jackpot. Apparently in T's pre-potty training days he decided to take a leak on his rug. Not only does it reek like something awful....it has left a nasty stain under the rug...on the hardwood floors. So I pulled the rug from his room and as soon as I have another burst of energy I'll toss it out the door.
It felt wonderful to find the source of the stinch...but it totally exhausted me, so now I have returned to the couch.
Not five minutes later...my sniffer picks up another odor. This one is dusty/musty. My guess is the air filter needs changing. And I WILL find out what it is...today.
So if I ever go to your house and something stinks....I'll be the first to know it. The nose knows.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
But there are some things not worth sharing. Like a cold, for instance. My dad had a cold. A few days later my mom had a cold. And guess what? A few days later I have a cold.
Share and share alike. Who's next? Heh...heh...heh.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Well, G had to work Sunday....Mother's Day. So this meant that we couldn't really "celebrate" with the mothers. I did go to church and lunch (McD's...ha!) with my mom. But since G couldn't be a part of the fun we planned a Mother's Day dinner for our moms (the dads got to eat, too) and had it Tuesday night.
These were the table decorations and each mom got to take their plants home. My mom's color was green and G's mom's were blue (pictured below).
At each of the mom's place at the table we had these colanders filled with goodies. Once again my mom's was green (pictured) and G's moms was blue.
The food was delicious (and I can say that because G cooked most of it). G grilled a yummy pork tenderloin that was marinated and then rubbed with a lime/cilantro/cumin concoction. He also grilled apples which are always my favorite! I made some roasted potatoes and broccoli and this yummy vanilla/fudge marble cake (pictured below).
We had a great night. When there's good food, good people and good chats...what more do you need? :)
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there....even if I am a few days late. :)